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2020 Oct 29

BMJ Case Rep



Rare complication of COVID-19 presenting as isolated headache.


Asif R, O' Mahony M S
BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Oct 29; 13(10).
PMID: 33122242.


An 18-year-old man presented with persistent isolated headache 2 weeks after recovering from acute COVID-19 illness. Extensive cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) was detected on CT venogram despite him having no other thrombotic risk factors. CVST can complicate COVID-19. A high index of clinical suspicion is warranted as it can often have a subtle presentation with paucity of neurological symptoms.